Global Art & Artifacts

Chieftain Face Mask. Bena Lulua People. Lulua River. DRC / Zaire

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The Lulua people – who migrated from western Africa – are made up of small regional chiefdoms. They in turn often elect a common leader . . . a village chief.

 

Masks – like this one – are used in rituals and ceremonies related to agriculture, hunting and trade.

 

Minor cracking and chipping but generally is very good condition. Degradation in the hole in the eye sockets. Chip near mouth.

 

Sorry, stand not included.

 

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